The Art of Wine Tasting
6711 Washington Street, Yountville | (707) 944-0889
There is often talk of winemaking as art, so it’s little wonder that the two worlds coexist so well. Nowhere is this done with greater success than at Ma(i)sonry. The National Register stone building turns heads on its own, and the interior, part gallery and part showroom, doesn’t disappoint. The main event – an enlightening multi-level wine tasting from the region’s foremost vintners – takes place in a modern garden party setting so absorbing that you get blissfully lost in the romanticism of sculpture, greenery and Cabernet. This is one of Napa’s essential experiences, and its Wine Collective offerings regularly include favorites from local standouts TOR Kenward, Renteria, Casa Piena, Lail and Tuck Beckstoffer.
Your Mind, Body & Solage
755 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga | (707) 266-7534
Napa’s focus on life’s pleasurable pursuits coupled with its heaven-sent beauty makes it a naturally relaxing destination. A spa would have to be pretty special to stand out, and that is exactly how we’d describe Solage Calistoga’s Spa Solage. A luxe, farm-style bathhouse with mountain views and a want-to-stay-all-day pool, the spa offers unique treatments like the Mud Bar experience, which embraces a famous Calistoga tradition but gives it a Solage twist. Whether you’re in search of a romantic massage for two or a solo ‘Mellow Me Out’ day to reflect, you will find just what you’re looking for at this comfortable retreat.
Sparkle & Shine
8445 Silverado Trail, Napa | (707) 967-7700
Sparkling wine and celebrations go hand-in-hand, and something about being in Napa always brings out our festive side. There is no better place to sit back and enjoy a toast than on the oak-shaded terrace at Mumm Napa. Taste a library of rich and effervescent bubbles from your vineyard-facing perch, and stroll the lovely garden grounds and galleries between glasses. An excellent spot for catching up with friends or simply taking in another breathtaking landscape, Mumm’s smart staff and cozy seats nudge you to sip and stay awhile.
Escape to Carneros
4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa | (707) 299-4900
We can’t think of a better reason for making your way to the Sonoma side of life than The Carneros Inn’s utterly tranquil day spa. The Inn’s setting amidst rolling vineyard hills and flowering pastures are cause enough for inner quietude, and the spa builds seamlessly on that scenic stage. The vineyard-inspired treatment menu renews with the gifts of the Carneros region like Lavender & Vine or a Grape Skin Wrap, and the outcome is pure, natural bliss.
Make A Cameo
1340 Main Street, St. Helena | (707) 963-9779
If your vacation finds you craving a good ol’ date night classic, you can’t do better than escaping to the movies at St. Helena’s tiny Cameo Cinema. With just a single screening per night, this is quaint flick-catching at its best.